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BASEBALL: Big wins and two tough losses for Raiders

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The Middletown baseball team started and ended last week on positive notes, recording victories on Monday, April 13 and Saturday, April 18. In between, however, the Blue Raiders were dealt a pair of disappointing losses in games that could have been won.

The mixed results left the Raiders sitting with an overall record of 4-5, 2-4 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Keystone Division.

There are still games to be made up following weather-related postponements that occurred in the early part of the season.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 17:18

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SOFTBALL: Nester, Raiders shut out Hershey, 10-0

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Pitcher Kylee Nester surrendered just four hits while Middletown batters pounded out 15 hits as the Blue Raiders shut out Hershey, 10-0 on Wednesday, April 15 in Middletown.

The game was called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Cheyenne Frayre went 3-for-3 and hit a home run to lead the Raider attack. Maddy Jorich also went 3-for-3 and scored two runs. Gabby Krupilis, Ava Mrakovich and Rachel Applegate each had two hits against the winless Trojans (0-9, 0-8 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Keystone Division).


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 17:12

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BOYS' TENNIS: Raiders win three of four, near playoff spot

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Middletown won three of four matches – two against division rival Trinity – last week to climb close to a District 3 playoff spot in Class AA.

The Blue Raiders (10-4) defeated Trinity by identical 3-2 scores, and downed James Buchanan, 3-2 to move into 10th place in the District 3 Class AA power ratings.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 16:50

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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK: Bennett finishes third in Pan-Ram shot put

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Middletown's Brianna Bennett finished in third place in the shot put in the Pan-Ram Invitational on Saturday, April 11 at Central Dauphin High School's Landis Field.

Bennett took third with a throw of 35 feet, 3 inches, an inch shorter than second-place finisher Keyairah Pinkney of Harrisburg. Shanna Sweigart of Cedar Crest won with a throw of 39 feet, 8 inches.

Seven Lower Dauphin athletes placed in their competitions, including two first-place finishes.

In other meets last week, the Middletown boys' and girls' track and field teams lost to division rival Camp Hill on Tuesday, April 7 in Middletown.

The Blue Raider girls (0-2, 0-2 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division) lost to the unbeaten Lions (5-0, 4-0), 99-51, while the boys (0-2, 0-2) lost to the undefeated Lion boys (5-0, 4-0), 119.3-30.7.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:52

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BOYS' TENNIS: Dominant Raiders shut down Harrisburg Academy, 5-0

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Rain washed out Middletown's important boys' tennis match with East Pennsboro – a clash that was scheduled on Wednesday, April 8 between the third-place Blue Raiders and second-place Panthers in the Mid-Penn Conference's Colonial Division.

The weather also forced the cancellation of a match between the Raiders (7-3, 4-3 in the division) and last-place Bishop McDevitt.

But Middletown did get to play one match – a 5-0 victory over Harrisburg Academy on Thursday, April 9.

The Raiders easily cruised to a shutout of the Spartans (1-3), winning 67 of the 89 games in the match.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:49

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